(1991-1995) World War II 50th Anniversary Half Dollar
Released on May 28, 1993, this coin was authorized in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the United States’ involvement in World War II.
Recipient Organization: The Battle of Normandy Foundation and the World War II MemorialSurcharges from coin sales were primarily to be dedicated to:
- Endow and dedicate, on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day, a United States D-Day and Battle of Normandy Memorial in Normandy, France and to encourage and support visits to the memorial by United States citizens, and especially students.
- Expenses incurred in establishing a memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served in World War II and to commemorate the participation of the United States in that war.
Commemorative Coin SurchargesCommemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.
Coin CharacteristicsThe obverse design of the coin features the faces of three U.S. service personnel superimposed upon the "V" for victory symbol at center, beneath a World War II era bomber and five stars above the bomber at the center top.
The reverse of the coin features an American serviceman on the beach of a Pacific Island with a landing craft, a ship, and a fighter plane appears in the background.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- HALF DOLLAR
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: George Klauba
- Designer: Bill J. Leftwich